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Practical Advice All Alzheimer’s Caregivers Should Know

As Alzheimer’s progresses and a person’s abilities gradually dwindle, caregivers have the particularly difficult job of making sure the patient feels safe and valued. Here are some pragmatic tips which can help you provide the care your loved one needs:     Simplicity     As once-simple problems become increasingly difficult for the patient, he […]
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New Theory: Alzheimer’s Memory Loss Could be Reversible

A new theory on where memory is stored in the brain suggests that lost memories could possibly be restored. If true, it could radically change almost everything that scientists know about memory loss and even lead to a better treatment to Alzheimer’s disease.     The theory, proposed by Dr. David Glanzman of the University […]
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It’s Never too Early for Alzheimer’s Testing

With no current treatment for dementia, a small group of researchers are looking for ways to prevent Alzheimer’s disease by working on tests that could detect the disease years, even decades, before symptoms show up. With the number of cases expected to triple by 2050, researchers are quickly looking for a solution.     Researchers […]
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Life with Alzheimer’s: Jeanie’s Story

Jeanie is a caregiver to her father who has Alzheimer’s. Here is her story that she shared with the Alzheimer’s Association:      Every person is different; every case of Alzheimer’s is different too. My dad is 86, and received his diagnosis of Alzheimer’s last fall. He spent three weeks in a hospital in Atlanta […]
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Alzheimer’s Care: Remain Socially Active

Similar to other parts of your body, your brain may lose some agility as you get older. It can deteriorate even more if you don’t take care of it. The good news is that emerging evidence suggests there are steps you can take to help keep your brain healthy as you age. Research has shown […]
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Holiday Tips for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

The holidays can be a stressful time, not only for Alzheimer’s caregivers, but also your loved one with Alzheimer’s disease.  “I think with the holidays it’s really important for us to take a practical approach and really adjust our expectations,” said Ruth Drew, director of family and information services at the Alzheimer’s Association. “Maybe there […]
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Could Negative Thinking Increase the Risk for Alzheimer’s?

Up until now, researchers have focused on how physical factors increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, however, now, a group of researchers from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King’s College London have suggested that psychological factors may also play a role in Alzheimer’s disease. They have reported that repetitive negative thinking (RNT), […]
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Discussing a Dementia Diagnosis

When you learn that a loved one is diagnosed with dementia, you may be torn between telling others and keeping it to yourself. Keeping it to yourself can be a large burden, but on the other hand, you may be wondering how others will react with the news. The following are suggestions on how to […]
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National Memory Screening Day

On November 18th, individuals can get memory screenings as part of an initiative by The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. National Memory Screening Day is part of a larger effort to promote early detection of memory problems and to encourage early intervention, including medical treatments, social services and other resources.     Collaborating with local organizations […]
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Can Cognitive Decline be Reversed? One Researcher Claims it Can

With more than 5 million people in the U.S. suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, the race is on to find a cure for the disease. Dale E. Bredesen, of the Buck Institute Research on Aging in Novato, CA, and the University of California-Los Angeles, claims in a new study he developed a personalized treatment program that […]